North Port, FL: Our Lady of Pochaev Church celebrates Patronal Feast - 08/14/22
On Friday, August 5, when the Holy Church celebrates the Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God, Our Lady of Pochaev Church in North Port, FL celebrated its patronal feast. The community’s founding and the name of the church itself were due to the blessing and initiative of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Hilarion, the reposed First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.
Wayne, WV: Bishop Nicholas officiates Feast of St. Panteleimon in Holy Cross Monastery - 08/12/22
On Tuesday, August 9, Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV celebrated the feast day of its patron saint, the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon. His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, celebrated Divine Liturgy, inspiring the faithful not only with his reverence at the altar, but also with his unflagging dedication, since he did not arrive at the monastery until close to midnight the evening before due to flight cancellations and delays.
New York City: On 8th Sunday after Pentecost, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 08/11/22
On August 7, the 8th Sunday after Pentecost and the feast of the Righteous Anna, mother of the Most Holy Theotokos, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. Concelebrating with His Eminence were cathedral dean Archpriest Andrei Sommer and Synodal Protodeacon Nicolas Mokhoff.
Darmstadt, Germany: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Mary Magdalene Church - 08/05/22
On Wednesday the 3rd and Thursday the 4th of August, the parish of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene in Darmstadt, Germany, celebrated its patronal feast day with particular solemnity. The presence of the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God was a special blessing, as well as the concelebration of two bishops of the Russian Church Abroad.
Nanuet, NY: Patronal Feast of St. Seraphim Cathedral in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 08/04/22
On Sunday, July 31, and Monday, August 1, the feast of the Finding of the Relics of Venerable Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada visited Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, in connection with the patronal feast of the convent’s main church.
Jordanville, NY: Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery - 08/04/22
On Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of July, the feast of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Princess Olga, festal All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy were served in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.
Cullman, AL: St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Mission holds First Divine Services - 08/04/22
On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of July, the feast of the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia, All-Night Vigil was served and Divine Liturgy celebrated in the new Mission of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr in Cullman, AL, for the first time. Clerics of St. Mary of Egypt Church in Atlanta, GA traveled for the services: Archimandrite John (Townsend), Hieromonk Gabriel (Davis), and Deacon Peter Epstein.
Jackson, NJ: Annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 08/03/22
On July 31, the 7th Sunday after Pentecost, that of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils, the annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations, dedicated to the Baptism of Rus’, were held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy, co-served by Archbishop Peter of Chicagsky & Mid-America and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.
Jackson, NJ: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 07/30/22
On Thursday, July 28, when the Holy Church celebrates the memory of the baptizer and enlightener of Rus’, the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy for its patronal feast day.
Eastern American Diocesan Parishes & Monasteries continue Construction, Restoration Projects - 07/27/22
As the summer sun beats down on the continental United States, many parishes and monasteries across the Eastern American Diocese are forging ahead with various construction and restoration projects:
Blountville, TN: St. Tikhon Church to host Liturgical Music Symposium in October 2022
Directive to All Diocesan Parish Rectors, Monastery Abbots regarding Forthcoming Council of Bishops
New York City: Prince Vladimir Youth Association releases New Podcasts for Youth
Wayne, NJ: Parish of St. Michael the Archangel Church launches New Russian-language Children’s Journal
Directive to All Diocesan Parish Rectors, Monastery Abbots regarding forthcoming Council of Bishops
Coconut Creek, FL: Paideia Classical Academy Hiring Teachers
New York City: Decree by Synod of Bishops on Humanitarian, Material Aid to Ukrainian Refugees
Directive to All Diocesan Parish Rectors, Monastery Abbots regarding Liturgical Commemoration
"The Example Made in Silence" ‒ Fr. Daniel Valle remembers Metropolitan Hilarion - 06/02/22
Without a doubt, the praxis of silence is a divine gift that improves man’s spirituality, and even more so in the monastic path.
Archpriest Andrei Sommer: "Our Youth will Build the Future of Their Parishes" - 06/02/22
Preparations for the All-North American Youth Conference, to be held June 13-19 in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, UT, are nearing completion. Archpriest Andrei Sommer, vice chairman of the Synodal Youth Department, talks about what awaits the participants of this conference.
"For Us on Earth – a Loss, for the Heavens – a Gain" ‒ On the Death of Metropolitan Hilarion - 05/24/22
Our hearts responded with acute pain to the news that, on May 16 of this year, the day of commemoration of Venerable Theodosius, Abbot of the Kiev Caves, and the eve of the 15th anniversary of the re-establishment of liturgical communion within the Russian Orthodox Church,
In Memoriam: His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 05/20/22
On Monday, May 16, the feast of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Caves, following a lengthy illness, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, reposed in the Lord in a New York City hospital.